What I’m doing now (2020)

This is an archive of what I’ve been up to in 2020. To learn what I’m doing right now, see my “now” page.


How to protect software and AI innovations with patents in Europe
3-hour workshop for the Swiss Technology Transfer Association (swiTT) (online), 1 December 2020

Patentschutz für die digitale Zukunft
Presentation for VPP-Bezirksgruppe Mitte-West (online), 3 November 2020

Digital patents: claim drafting
2-day seminar for FORUM Institut (online), 22-23 October 2020, >REGISTER HERE<

Strategy for patenting innovations and IT solutions abroad
Presentation at the 5th International Conference on Intellectual Property Protection, Moscow (online), 2 October 2020

Strategies for protecting innovation in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning
Presentation at the 5th International Conference on Intellectual Property Protection, Moscow (online), 2 October 2020

Recent decisions of the EPO Boards of Appeal on computer-implemented inventions
Presentation at the IP Online Conference 2020 for FORUM Institut (online), 1-2 October 2020

What start-up entrepreneurs need to know about patents
Lecture for the CDTM Trend Seminar Fall 2020, 25 September 2020


DAILY-ISH PATENT TIPS — I share my thoughts about patents for the digital future every workday on LinkedIn. Topics include best practices, typical misconceptions, news, and of course my absolute passion: the patentability of software, AI and digital innovations. Follow me on LinkedIn.

EUROPEANSOFTWAREPATENTS.COM — My team at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG and I run europeansoftwarepatents.com. Our mission is to provide the busy software patent enthusiast with concise summaries of virtually all EPO Board of Appeal decisions that concern computer-implemented inventions. We post a new entry every Tuesday (yes, software patents are really my passion!).

SOFTWARE PATENTS WORLDWIDE — I’m in charge of the chapter on software patents in Germany in the book Software Patents Worldwide. According to the publishers, it’s “the only resource providing expert insights and how-to guidance on drafting patent claims in the world’s key markets” . If you’d like a copy, just ask.

PERSONAL GROWTH AND PRODUCTIVITY — I’m documenting my personal journey towards my best self on Instagram. Topics include getting up early, pursuing an effective morning routine, reflecting on my goals, my tips on productivity, self-awareness and habit formation, intermittent fasting and the occasional food picture.

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)